The style transition from summer to fall can instil fear into even the savviest dresser. Going from skin-bearing gypsy dressed to cover-up cardigans is no easy feat. The weather forecast in between seasons is always hard to gage, which means that you need to have a wardrobe — and you can furniture at Tesco to store your clothes in — full of essential transitional pieces in place for those “just in case” days. With A/W’15 trends in mind, here’s a list of your fashion must-haves to take you into September.
Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize
Get more wear out of your colorful summer dresses by wearing a pair of tights with them when the temperature and starts to drop. Make sure that they are black, opaque. This way, they will make the patterns, cut and color of your dress pop out against the greying weather. Also, keep your sandals out. They will still match long jeans and can add a casual touch to work attire. Just be sure to dig your boots out when the rain starts to fall. Cotton scarves are another accessory that never fail to come in handy throughout the year. They can keep the sun off you in the sunshine or keep your chest warm when the wind blows in. They can complete the look of any outfit too — make sure you choose a versatile hue.
Be creative with layering
Clashing prints are a big trend this season, as seen on catwalk shows from Brit favorites Holly Fulton and Peter Pilotto. This is a great opportunity to put some real imagination into layering. Head out the door on a sunny morning in a loud and proud t-shirt then return home in the chilly evening with the even louder and prouder jumper that you kept in your bag. Faux-fur is also a favorite this season, especially in vibrant hues like those by Shrimps, so carry a detachable faux fur trim for your coat or jacket.
The denim skirt
Yes, the denim skirt is said to be the It item this fall. Get any style to suit you: calf length, A-line, button up, high waist — the choice is yours. Get yours now to get some wear out of it and catch a tan with your legs out. Then when fall draws closer you can stick a pair of tights on or pair with some knee length boots.
Make sure you have a couple of options in your trusty clothes haven (that’s your wardrobe!). Choose floaty styles (gypsy styles and folklore prints are popular this year) so that you won’t get too hot when the sun decides to stay out a bit longer. Again, these dresses are versatile enough to wear with either sandals, heels or boots.
With some good accessories, key Fall pieces and a lot of layering options, you will walk into the new season looking the business.
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